Gut health is the key to better overall health. Antibiotics, too many sweets, and the wrong type of diet can lead to inflammation and many preventable diseases. Foods for a healthy gut include fiber, fruits, green vegetables, many of which are not inflammatory causing foods and help your body grow the bacteria necessary for your body to properly process food and absorb nutrients.
A gut that is lacking healthy flora, and is high in inflammatory foods will cause inflammation throughout the body which can cause autoimmune diseases and many other systemic problems.
Which foods should you eat to promote good gut flora, healthy stools, and a healthy gut?
I found this article that discusses the 10 foods you should eat and what to avoid for a healthy gut. Check it out below
10 Foods to Eat for Gut Health and What to Avoid
by SAMANTHA LEAL
Getting your gut in check is one of the best ways to feel good, period. “Your gut microbiome is a vast community of trillions of bacteria and fungi that inhabit every nook and cranny of your gastrointestinal tract and have a significant influence on your metabolism, body weight, the likelihood of illness, immune system, appetite, and mood,” says celebrity nutritionist and health coach Karin Adoni Ben-David.
Phil Catudal, celebrity nutritionist and National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, agrees. “Your gut health and microbiome thrive on a proper homeostasis—balance—which is interconnected with the foods you intake… good and bad,” he says. “Your gut has a direct connection to your brain, even being called the little brain, and helps regulate your entire hormone system. Basically, good gut health means a healthier brain and hormones.”